Sometimes you simply get too busy to prepare and eat a healthy meal. Having some healthy snacks on hand can be useful when this happens. Here are 29 healthy and weight loss friendly snacks to add to your diet.
1. Mixed Nuts
Nuts are an ideal nutritious snack. They’ve been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease and may help prevent certain cancers, depression and other diseases. Despite being relatively high in fat, they are very filling. Several studies suggest that eating nuts in moderation can help you lose weight.
Nuts contain the perfect balance of healthy fat, protein and fiber. They contain about 180 calories in a 1 oz (28 grams) serving, on average. They also taste great and don’t require refrigeration, so they’re perfect for carrying with you when away from home.
2. Red Bell Pepper with Guacamole
Red bell peppers are extremely healthy. Although all bell peppers are nutritious, red peppers are highest in antioxidants like beta carotene, capsanthin and quercetin. They’re are also rich in vitamin C. In fact, 1 large red bell pepper contains over 300% of the RDI for vitamin C.
Pairing 1 large red bell pepper with 3 oz (85 grams) of guacamole adds healthy fat and fiber while keeping this snack’s calorie count under 200.